In response to the question “What’s happening, exactly?” posed by Folkestone Fringe, and as part of the MagiC Carpets platform, Pent Happenings comprises a series of audio-visual artworks, workshops and events drawing on geo-scientific data, field studies and research concerning Folkestone’s Pent stream and its environs.Continue reading Pent Happenings
Red Rover – the latest stop-motion short animation by Astrid Goldsmith – is a sci-fi action-adventure film about a diminutive race of Martian rock-beasts whose way of life is threatened by the arrival an exploratory rover from Earth. The score combines traditional orchestral music with other-worldly electronic sounds.
Watch the Red Rover film trailer here.
A virtual wind chime, created in Pure Data (Pd), reacts to real-time Met Office data. Wind speed and wind direction data is used to trigger a pentatonic scale of synthetic bell-like sounds. An automated text-to-speech recitation of the corresponding weather conditions is sounded at regular intervals, using descriptions from the Beaufort scale.
Live sea wave data streamed from a marine observation buoy is transformed into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. Using the Pure Data (Pd) programming platform, the various measurements are used to shape and control the different parameters of sound.